Though we didn’t know exactly what to expect of Adelaide, we were pleasantly surprised to find this vibrant, beautiful city in the south of Australia!
The ship docks… in the middle of nowhere to be honest;) but luckily there is a train that leaves just a stone’s throw away from the harbour. From there your main options will be to climb off at Port Adelaide (about 15min by train), or Adelaide city (40min by train). We opted to go straight to the city, though I think you will be able to squeeze in a visit to both in a day. An all-day pass on the train is only AUS$10.
The train terminates in the heart of Adelaide city, and from here you can easily explore on foot, though there are many trams, buses and taxis available. It was such a beautiful day out, so we walked to:
Victoria Square – central to Adelaide with a statue of Queen Victoria. Probably used for festivals and events.
Adelaide Market – local markets of fresh produce and handmade products.
China Town – everything you can expect from a China Town;)
Rundle Mall – An amazing ‘street mall’! Shopping haven and fantastic vibe with street artists and authentic café’s.
Botanical Gardens – absolutely beautiful and such a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, though only a 10min walk away.
I loved the fact that you have all the benefits of city-life in Adelaide, but can quickly slip away from the busy streets to a quieter lifestyle if you prefer. I can’t wait to visit again someday…